AFRICA/NIGERIA – A priest kidnapped along with six other people

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AFRICA/NIGERIA – A priest kidnapped together with six different individuals

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – The Catholic priest Marcellinus Obioma Okide was kidnapped in Udi (Enugu State), within the southeast of Nigeria. The kidnapping occurred final Sunday, September 17, at 5pm alongside Eke-Affa-Egede Street in Udi State Native Authorities Space. Together with the priest, six different individuals had been kidnapped whereas touring alongside the highway and had been attacked by the felony gang. The priest who works at St. Mary Parish in Amofia-Agu Affar, was on his method again to his parish when he was kidnapped. In a press release, the Diocese of Enugu requested the Catholic trustworthy to wish for the kidnapped priest and his secure and speedy launch, in addition to for a conversion of the hearts of the abductors. An announcement signed by the diocesan chancellor and secretary, Father Wilfred Chidi Agubuchie, stated “it’s disheartening that these crimes nonetheless plague our inhabitants”. Additionally on Sunday, September 17, gunmen kidnapped 11 passengers, together with a number of staff of the Nigeria Tv Authority (NTA), who had been touring in a Benue Hyperlinks car on the Olanyega-Ogbodo highway within the Okpokwu Native Authorities Space of the nation Benue State on the best way from Onitsha (Anambra State) to Makurdi. This confirms that the scourge of kidnapping, significantly alongside main highways, nonetheless impacts giant areas of Nigeria. The southeast of the nation is especially affected, the place the variety of kidnappings for ransom has elevated. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 19/9/2023)



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